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Officials: Man badly injured in northeastern Iowa house fire

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ZWINGLE, Iowa (AP) - Officials say one person has been badly injured in a northeast Iowa house fire.

The Telegraph Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2u9sM5Y ) that the fire broke out early Wednesday morning and destroyed the home in Zwingle.

La Motte Fire Chief Joe Kilburg says a man, who was the only person in the home at the time, was flown to an Iowa City hospital. He remained in the hospital's burn unit Wednesday afternoon.

Officials have declined to release the man's name.

Firefighters were called to the home about 5:50 a.m. and say the house was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.

Kilburg says the injured man had managed to get out of the house by the time authorities arrived, but that he had received several burns.

Information from: Telegraph Herald, http://www.thonline.com

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